Author(s): Monica Wiedel-Lubinski; Karen Madigan
With this fun and practical guide to outdoor play, be inspired to unplug and spark a nature connection vital for children's healthy growth and development.
Children and families are plugged into electronics and often disconnected from direct experiences in nature. This beautifully photographed, highly visual resource offers tangible approaches to nature-based learning and play for children. Parents and teachers discover the benefits of outdoor learning and simple ways to facilitate unplugged nature connection in every season. Inspired by nature preschools, forest kindergartens, and forest school models the world over, this guide includes "Voices from the Field" with advice from experienced nature-based educators, too. This insightful guide balances nature play experiences with hands-on projects using natural materials and is an ideal jumping off point for immersive nature play.
Examples of nature-based child experiences outlined in the book include:
With Nature Play Workshop for Families, any child, anywhere, can spark a nature connection.
"Voices from the Field" includes more ideas and tips contributed by leading educators, including: